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With or without a Boston area college graduation in your family, you'll likely need to coordinate your dining and travel plans around the spring 2012 commencement ceremonies. We're running this a bit early, because so many readers have been making their way to last year's post.
Reservations at area restaurants will be harder to find May 11th and 12th, and scarce May 18th through 21st when 11 schools, including BU and BC, will hold ceremonies. Harvard commencement is May 24th and MIT June 8th– each of these schools is large enough to have an impact on its own. Harvard can also interfere with traffic as they move busloads of people from one place to another around event time.
To help you plan your dining options in May and early June, here are the dates of the major commencement ceremonies for your 2012 calendar.
If you know of a college or university graduation date that we missed, send us a comment.
- Northeastern University - May 4, 2012
- MGH Institute of Health Professions- May 10, 2012
- Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, Commencement (B) - May 11, 2012
- Berklee College - May 12, 2012
- Emmanuel College - May 12, 2012
- Boston Conservatory - May 12, 2012
- Fisher College - May 12, 2012
- Emerson College - May 14, 2012
- Mass College of Art and Design- May 18, 2012
- Simmons College - May 18, 2012
- Bentley University - May 19, 2012
- Lesley University - May 19, 2012
- Babson College - May 19, 2012
- Suffolk University - May 20, 2012
- Boston University - May 20, 2012
- Brandeis University- May 20, 2012
- New England Conservatory - May 20, 2012
- Tufts University - May 20, 2012
- The New England College of Optometry - May 20, 2012
- Boston College - May 21, 2012
- Harvard University - May 24, 2012
- North Shore Community College - May 24, 2012
- New England Law Boston - May 25, 2012
- Northeastern University School of Law - May 25, 2012
- Boston College Law School - May 25, 2012
- Boston Architectural College - May 26, 2012
- University of Massachusetts Boston - June 1, 2012
- North Bennet Street School - June 1, 2012
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology - June 8, 2012
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